Havas Media has announced the appointment of Ben Grace to the new role of chief technology officer. The new role sees Grace overseeing Havas’ digital marketing strategy and product management.
Grace’s 15 year’s experience in media has seen him in senior roles at companies including Accuen, OMD and DGM. He most recently held the role of general manager of video at Accuen in the US.
James Zipeure, Chief Commercial Officer for Havas Media Group Australia, said, “I am very excited to have Ben join the team as Havas Media continues to move from strength to strength. Ben brings deep experience in leading and growing technology and digital businesses, and we’re very lucky to be able to harness his insights for our clients.”
On his new role, Grace said, “Havas Media has a fantastic footing within the industry and a proven track record of delivering results. I’m keen to get stuck in immediately and continue to grow the business in Australia over the next few years.”
Havas Media is now in its third year of operation in Australia, and has rapidly expanded to a team of 55 working across a number of leading brands including QBE Insurance, Emirates, LG Electronics and Jacobs Douwe Egberts media accounts.